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NDS Surgical Imaging Receives Health Canada Approval for ZeroWire® Wireless HD Video Solution

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 5:28am

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) today announced it received Health Canada approval for its ZeroWire® wireless surgical video technology. Utilizing the ultra-wideband (UWB) frequency spectrum to minimize interference, ZeroWire delivers full high-definition video (1080p60) in the OR with less than 1 frame latency, giving surgical teams a wireless solution for a wide range of interventional procedures. The Health Canada approval extends ZeroWires global marketability, with the product already approved for sale in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, and Chile since its introduction in March 2010.

"NDSsi is pleased to have received Health Canada approval for ZeroWire, advancing wireless OR technology for the Canadian healthcare industry," said Fred Parks, CEO of NDSsi. "Our commitment to performance through design has led to a rapid global adoption of the ZeroWire product, with a growing number of modern ORs going wireless to enhance clinical efficiency."

The ZeroWire solution is comprised of a memory-enabled transmitter and receiver pairing system. In compliance with the EN 60601-1-2 standard, ZeroWire is designed specifically for the transmission challenges of the surgical environment. The mobility of the wireless system gives surgical staff tremendous flexibility in monitor placement, and the elimination of cables removes clutter and reduces cleaning time. ZeroWire offers easy installation, immediate connectivity, and image quality comparable to a wired solution.

"Our customers worldwide are now enjoying the benefits of a cost-efficient, high-quality wireless video link in the OR," said Jens Ruppert, Vice President & General Manager, Surgical Business Unit at NDSsi. "We look forward to releasing the ZeroWire technology in Canada, and providing more surgical teams with the wireless flexibility theyve been looking for."

NDSsi at MEDICA 2011 – The ZeroWire technology will be demonstrated during the MEDICA World Forum for Medicine International Trade Fair, November 16 – 19 in Dusseldorf, Germany (Hall 10, Stand F14). For more information on NDSsis ZeroWire technology solution, please visit our website http://www.ndssi.com/zerowire.

About NDS Surgical Imaging

Based in Silicon Valley, CA, NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) is a global leader in designing and manufacturing medical imaging and informatics systems. NDSsi technology solutions have led the way in re-defining the modern surgical OR, radiology rooms, endoscopy suites and minimally invasive environments.

At the forefront of innovation in medical imaging technology, NDSsi delivers HD visualization and informatics products that enable the clinical imaging solutions of the future, and drive constant improvements in collaborative medicine. NDSsi is a privately held company with US-based R&D and manufacturing facilities, and a global presence with sales in more than 35 countries. For more information, visit www.ndssi.com.

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